Department of Comparative Medicine

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is committed to advancing the diversity of faculty, students, and staff involved in fulfilling our Departmental mission. We view diversity as a broad core value, which includes differences in sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, disabilities, and other issues of disparity. Diversity brings new perspectives and better solutions to the workplace and creative research discoveries. We view individual issues of diversity as dynamic requiring frequent consideration, measurement, and reassessment. Enhancing diversity in our faculty, students, and staff is dependent upon enabling and fostering an embedded climate of inclusion.  Embracing inclusion as a core element is essential to provide a transition from where encouraging diversity is a focused event where it becomes an innate part of how we operate daily. Achieving this goal requires persistence and the willingness and determination to advance change through policy, mentoring, education, exposure, and especially example.


The Department of Comparative Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee contacts and bias reporting tool are here, UWNETID sign-in is required.